Aulastomatomorpha phospherops   Alcock,  1890 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Max. ength : 28.0 cm SL (male); 20.4 cm SL (female)

Dorsal soft rays (total): 21 - 21; Anal soft rays: 33 - 41; Vertebrae: 52. Head naked, covered with soft, tough skin. Cephalic lateralis system with 5 pores each in the supraorbital, preopercular, and mandibular series and 4 in posttemporal series. No trace of supratemporal commissure. Two pores joined by a short, dark canal on lachrymal on each side of snout above the maxillae. Snout elongate with upper jaw shorter than the lower jaw. Head narrow. Body with small, barely or non-imbricate scale pockets. Branchiostegal rays 5 (?). Pyloric caeca 4.

Synonym (s)
Aulastomatomorpha caeruleiceps Lloyd, 1906
(Junior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2002) Lakshadweep Islands biodiversity strategy and action plan (Version: 3)
  • Fischer, W and Bianchi, G (Eds.) (1984) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean; (Fishing area 51). FAO, Rome 1 Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -

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